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“What Blogger Template Should I Make Next?” Contest

balloons.jpgI get tons of emails and comments from people asking me to convert all sorts of different templates but unfortunately I can’t fulfill everyone’s request. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of really cool WordPress and open source .css templates available on the web but it’s sometimes difficult to decide which Blogger templates will be popular with my visitors.

So what better way to come up with the next Blogger template than to have a contest! In the best interest of my readers and visitors, I’m asking you to suggest templates that you think would be popular with other Bloggers. This means one lucky winner will get the Blogger template he or she has always wanted — for free I might add as well as a free footer link within the new template!

How Will This Work?

Get your mouse finger ready and start browsing the web! I’m depending on you to find the coolest WordPress or open source .css template out there. Make sure it’s free with no copyright restrictions. Any templates suggested that are in violation will not be considered. The template must also be in a blog-style format otherwise it won’t work properly with Blogger nor be easy to convert.

After finding what you think is the winning template, paste the template name and url where it can be demoed and downloaded from in the comments box below. Make sure there’s not already the same template suggested otherwise the person who first submitted it will only be considered. If you’ve designed your own template feel free to suggest it as well. Just make sure it’s really cool and high quality otherwise it might be removed from the list.

We will stop taking new template suggestions after March 9th, 2008 and will then narrow down the list. The finalists will be voted on and the winner announced on March 16th, 2008.

The template that wins will be converted by yours truly into a beautiful free Blogger template for all to download. Not only that, but the person who suggested the winning template will be given a free footer link within the template! That means your link will be included whenever someone downloads the template from eBlog Templates. If you’re not familiar with the SEO benefits of inbound links, then you probably don’t appreciate this prize but trust me, it’s a great way to help you increase your rankings in search engines. In short, the more inbound links to your site tells Google it must be important.

Good luck with your searches and I look forward to seeing some new cool templates!

Update 3/11: We’re going to extend this contest until the end of the month so we can get more template suggestions. Contest will close 3/31/08 and then we’ll vote on the list. Thanks for all the suggestions thus far!

Update 4/1: Contest has closed and a new post will be released shortly with the finalists to vote on. Once the winner has been declared on 5/1/08, eBlog Templates will begin converting the template. The winner will also decide the footer link they would like to use as their prize!

Update 4/8: The contest finalists have been announced! Check out the article here. Good luck to Javi and Andre!

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43 Responses to ““What Blogger Template Should I Make Next?” Contest”

Javi on Feb 29, 2008, 1:29 pm  

Now this is a contest that I am most interested in. I’m sure you’ll be hearing from me. πŸ˜€

SMSreports on Feb 29, 2008, 3:36 pm  


Untill some days I’m using the Ads-theme Template. I’m happy with it.

Do you know what ? Some thing is missing for blogspot. There is no such templates so called “Theme for magazine” typical used for Media and News like the different WP of Justin Tadlock here for example


SMSreports on Feb 29, 2008, 3:36 pm  

For Blogspot Justin Tadlock make on test but it don’t seem totaly perfect like the origianl for WP just give a look here:


Here is this original one for WP



SMSreports on Feb 29, 2008, 3:36 pm  

Jackbook.com made one so called


but the images use for this template don’t look great and professional something can be better

So some idees for your next blogspot templates … just make a great “template magazine” because they are rare.

Thanks for your great job.


David on Feb 29, 2008, 9:16 pm  

Great suggestion SMSreport. Do you have any specific ones you’d like to see converted? Just fyi, some of the WordPress magazine themes are difficult to convert because Blogger just can’t do some of the same things. Regardless, I’m open to looking at any recommendations suggested on this post.

SMSreports on Feb 29, 2008, 11:20 pm  

Thanks for your answer,

Can you start maby to take the one that Justin Tadlock made and make some ameliorations.This one fot begining:




SMSreports on Feb 29, 2008, 11:22 pm  

or this one, changing the images and bringing ameliorations.


Start first with one of this 2 that we have.


SMSreports on Mar 1, 2008, 8:56 am  

The Visionary Template for WP is nice too. It’s clear enough. Just see de demo:


I like the Structure Template too, the darck version, but I’m still happy if I can use a professional template so called “Magazine Style” and for Blogspot.

I asked to BlogandWeb.com to make one, they promise it but … never arrived. I ask it to Zonecerebral.com but … never arrived. So now I ask try to ask it too David from eblogtemplates.com. Maybe i will be lucky πŸ˜‰ we never know …

Well I’m still dreaming to it after so many years waiting and asking.

See u here


SMSreports on Mar 1, 2008, 1:38 pm  

I can just dream of one of this different WP templates but one for blogspot will be the most successfull template here


Great templates but no one for blogspot πŸ™


Javi on Mar 1, 2008, 5:04 pm  

David, how about this one?


the background is not so good, but the template per se looks awesome.

SMSreports on Mar 2, 2008, 1:49 am  


I discuss about this topic with David from eblogtemplate.com in his rubric “What Blogger Template Should I Make Next?” Contest”


It surprise me that so few had try to convert the WP theme so called “Style Magazine”

… read more >>>

SMSreports on Mar 2, 2008, 1:49 am  

Like the slogan say: “Themes Style Magazine a revolutioning WP” why can this theme Style Magazine not revolutioning Blogspot.com too ? That’s my question and who will start this revolution ? Jackbook.com, blogandweb.com eblogtemplates.com or someone else ?

Justin Tadlock made really nice WP Theme Style Magazione but he is not alone. Brian Gardner too with his revolutions themes for WP.



look at this marvellous templates hier so called “Revolution Themes”


Are there not so marvellous ? Can this templates not revolutioning Blogspot.com too ?

That’s my question to Jackbook.com

Thanks for all and God bless your work.


SMSreports on Mar 2, 2008, 1:51 am  

… it’s the message that i post to the Forum of Jackbook today …


David on Mar 2, 2008, 8:40 am  

SMSreport, yes those are all great templates but would you be willing to pay for something like that? Those templates aren’t free since their licenses prevent them from being distributed. Perhaps I could work out an agreement with one of the original designers and sell them on eBlog Templates. Thanks for the comment.

SMSreports on Mar 2, 2008, 9:07 am  

Yeap I’m ready to pay. Just tell me how much it’s for the agreement and the work.

Some good News: Tomorow Bloggerbuster.com will realize is now personal template … that’s mean that her actual template will be free for everyone ? Maybe …

Here the interesting message that i receive from Bloggerbuster:
For Fr. Steve from SMSreports:

I’m already top of this one! My new template for this blog (which I will unveil tomorrow) is a much customized, magazine style theme. Rather than being based on the designs of one of the excellent authors you have named, this is of my own personal design. After being inspired by many of the themes you mentioned above, I decided to port such styles to Blogger.

I hope that in the near future, I will also be able to create some generic magazine style templates which users can download for their own Blogger blogs. The problems I encountered when making my own theme are that magazine style themes for Blogger are heavily dependent on the individual settings of the blog user, and require a great deal of compromize and customization to make them work.

But it CAN work, and I hope that my theme will help revolutionize Blogger by pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with Blogger blogs. Please do call back tomorrow to see what I have created, and let me know your thoughts on this.

Thank you for stopping by to ask me about this. I will be excited to see how the latest styles in magazine themes will affect Blogger powered blogs in the future!

as you see there is some hompe for some template “Style Magazine” …

Thanks for your answer David


David on Mar 2, 2008, 9:11 am  

That is good news and Amanda over at Bloggerbuster does a great job with her site. I’m going to reach out to some of the premium wordpress theme designers like Adii and Brian Gardner and see if I can work out some sort of agreement. There’s definitely demand for nice Blogger magazine-style templates so let’s see if I can help fill the gap. Thanks again for your comments.

SMSreports on Mar 3, 2008, 1:38 pm  

Ok David, thanks to consideret our personal requests.

Nice indeed this new template from Amanda at Bloggerbuster, really.

See you soon …


late on Mar 5, 2008, 6:04 pm  

i suggest the redoable theme !

David on Mar 5, 2008, 6:07 pm  

@late, could you provide a url to this theme? Is it a WordPress one? Thanks.

Keite on Mar 6, 2008, 7:24 am  

Keite on Mar 6, 2008, 7:27 am  

David on Mar 6, 2008, 3:50 pm  

Keite, that’s a great one….thanks for the suggestion. I’ll have to see if it’s possible to convert though first. πŸ˜‰

Keite on Mar 7, 2008, 6:03 am  

thanks in advance :mrgreen:


SMSreports on Mar 14, 2008, 12:54 pm  

Hi David,

I’m back for some suggestions. Some easyone of course πŸ˜€ A max result for a minial work πŸ˜†

As a “magazine Style” template, Jackbook.com made this one:


and after this …

Angel of “Flair in the City” transform it in this:


and after this marvellous one, what is able to do the David of eblogtemplate ?

We are sure, a better one that the Angel “Flair in the City” template. :mrgreen:

Just wait and see … the challange is open !



SMSreports on Mar 19, 2008, 8:11 am  

Hi David,

Here an other powerfull template for blogger:


… born to serve !

Andre on Mar 21, 2008, 4:09 am  

This also also very stylish:

Linda on Mar 23, 2008, 11:21 pm  

I suggest the wonderfull worpdress revolution themes to be converted to blogger:


the best templates I’ve ever seen!

David on Mar 24, 2008, 7:13 am  

Thanks Linda. That is a great template but the only problem is I can’t convert templates that you have to buy. It’s against their copyright rules. πŸ™

David on Mar 26, 2008, 4:51 pm  

Ok gang, we’re getting down to the last few days before the voting begins. So far we’ve got a pretty nice list and most of them are of course magazine-style templates.

I don’t want to burst any bubbles quite yet but chances are the mag-style templates won’t work very well with Blogger. Let’s see what we come up with though.

Joaquin on Mar 27, 2008, 1:00 pm  

this magazine theme looks promising….

If not..try this one:


Joaquin on Mar 27, 2008, 1:10 pm  

PS: In case you choose this one (http://www.eblogtemplates.com/demo/) here are some tips:

-Add a banner add where the search bar is.
-Change the position of the search bar, maybe in the place where the RSS email feed is.
-Place the feeds on-top of the sidebar, just above the Square button ads

Magz Network on Mar 28, 2008, 7:09 pm  

can you convert this beautiful theme? πŸ™„


Ade on Mar 31, 2008, 4:32 pm  


In my humble opinion, I believe your next blogger template should be a magazine-style template. You can do it! πŸ™‚

David on Apr 3, 2008, 9:48 am  

Guys, sorry for the delay. I should have the finalists narrowed down in the next few days and then we can vote on the winner.

David on Apr 9, 2008, 4:28 am  

Here’s the list of finalists!

lolcat on Apr 17, 2008, 5:39 am  

Could you pls convert 4u (http://utombox.com/4u-style-for-wordpress/) or any other Hemingway theme pls pls pls πŸ™‚
[ps. I just love the bottom-bar :)]

David on Apr 17, 2008, 9:04 am  

Those are pretty nice templates. You should have submitted them before the contest deadline! πŸ˜‰

Frank on Oct 29, 2008, 12:19 pm  

There is only one template that you should make and thatΒ΄s the superb: BrandfordMagazine!